These words are irregular plural names (names that are not made by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: These words always adopt the plural form of the verb: the subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English: these subjects are also singulic, although they speak of a group of people. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor.
7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. 6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying. To refer to a single member of the police, we can say policeman or police — or the term neutral from a gender point of view. “Half of the students come from another country.” “How do you react when someone compliments you?” 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days.
. 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. “40% of people don`t support the new law.” 20. The Committee (debates, debates) has carefully addressed these issues . . . 7.
Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic . . . “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. . “Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” “Some students won`t make it.” 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. 9.
The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. 4. The Fuhrer and his brothers belong to the same tribe. “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. . Note: In British English, “family” and “team” are often plural. . .
. 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. . 9. The children and their mothers are missing. There is a debate about the word “data”! Technically, the data are plural (the singular shape is “date”). But in common usage, people often treat “data” as “information” – like a myriad of nostun that takes on a singular form. So both forms are correct: “The data is correct” and “The data is accurate.” To learn more about the “data debate,” click here and here.